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October 2013

Found 6 blog entries for October 2013.


As sales boom in Southwest Florida for luxury homes, homebuyers are looking for flexibility in being able to choose whether to buy fully completed or nearly completed residences.  Talis Park in North Naples has responded to buyer demand and offers a brand new Resident-Ready Program with 20 homes ranging from 5 completed and 2 almost-completed fully furnished models, a just-completed unfurnished residence, and 12 residences in different stages of construction.  The Resident-Ready Program also allows for versatility in selecting features and finishes for their new home.

The homes in Talis Park, featuring golf course, water and preserve views, are nestled in a beautiful neighborhood.  Built by Sunwest Homes and Fox Custom Builders, Sunwest has started

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The Naples Botanical Garden combines beautifully cultivated tropical gardens with charming restored natural habitats.  The Garden connects our world of people and plants through terrific displays, education, conservation and science.  It is set up to be a community gathering spot, and a site for exploring and simply enjoying nature.

The Garden was founded in 1993 by a group of Naples residents.  A gift from the Kapnick Family allowed the purchase of a 170-acre site with 7 different habitats south of Old Naples.  In June 2008, the Garden closed to visitors to begin the unrivaled transformation of the existing Gardens which includes 6 cultivated gardens that model the natural world of the Everglades’ ecosystem complete with wetlands and marshes; 2.5 miles

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Ave Maria University is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month on its campus and around the college town.  The Catholic University was founded by Tom Monaghan, the Domino’s Pizza mogul and philanthropist, and he built the university around a town and the Oratory Roman Catholic worship sanctuary.  La Piazza, its central focal point and town, is Ave Maria’s first commercial area with shops, restaurants and offices with condominium residences on the upper floors.

The community is centered around the Ave Maria Town Center that provides residents with access to an abundant number of amenities.  There are coffee shops, a local pizza restaurant, a pub, boutique shops, salons, a walk-in clinic, Publix supermarket and many other conveniences.  There is also

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Fifth Avenue South, located in downtown Naples on Main Street, is recognizably one of the finest shopping promenades in the state with many upscale shops, art galleries, sidewalk cafes, hotels, and over 37 restaurants lining the landscaped promenades in this historic location near the beach.  In addition to sophisticated clothing boutiques, antique shops, home furnishings, and jewelry stores, Fifth Avenue South features helpful personal services like travel agencies, banks, realtor offices, hair and beauty salons, pharmacy and professional offices.

In the heart of downtown Naples along Fifth Avenue, you will find an ideal place to grab coffee or ice cream and take a walk along the beautifully manicured promenade and enjoy friendly sidewalk dining or

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With more than 10 marinas in Naples, boaters are treated to a tropical oasis whether they want to stay on board for the night or plan a day trip as they cruise around the Gulf of Mexico.  These marinas aren’t your parents’ marinas, they are outfitted with state-of –the–art technology and oozing with luxuries ideal for boaters in Naples.

Naples Bay Resort Marina
One of the premier marinas in Naples is the Naples Bay Resort Marina.  Whether boaters choose to stay on board or reserve a room ashore, this marina is a boater’s paradise.  Naples Bay Resort is the only hotel in South Florida with a fully operational marina.  The marina features a luxurious Captain’s lounge, and includes flat screen TVs, Internet access, showers and laundry facilities. 

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One of basketball’s greatest players, former Boston Celtics star Larry Bird, has put his home up for sale in Naples.  Bird is asking $4.8 million for his Naples’ Park Shore home.  An NBA Hall of Famer, Bird has owned homes in Naples and Indiana since retiring from the Boston Celtics in 1992.

The 4 bedroom, 6 bath custom waterfront house has 6,000 square feet, a 500-gallon saltwater aquarium, a basketball hoop and a 10-seat state-of-the-art home theater.  In the backyard, Bird has an infinity-edged swimming pool and a thatched roof tiki hut with spectacular views overlooking sparkling Venetian Bay.  Built in 2001, the house is located on Neapolitan Way in the luxury Park Shore neighborhood.

Larry Bird’s agent says the former NBA star is selling his house

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